The Germann-Pennsylvanian Friendship Association

Sterling Raber, Michael Burkert, Jane R. ErvinAn association whose purpose is to Support, promote and sponser the partnership between the two administrative bodies has been established upon the Suggestion of the Stadtverband Saarbrücken. This idea found immediate puplic approval. After an initial promotional campaign about 120 local Citizens gathered at the inaugural meeting (one week before the partnership was officially sealed), nearly all becoming members of the new association that same night.Ludwigskirche Saarbrücken

In accord with its intentions the non-profit friendship association cultivates the German-American relationship and especially fosters personal contacts between the Citizens as well as friendship meetings of clubs, organizations and institutions of the partner counties. This entails mutual visits and exchange of information and experiences in the fields of education, culture, society economics and sports.